RELAX AND REJUVENATE
GETAWAY FROM THE HUSTLE BUSTLE OF DAILY LIFE THIS MONTH, AND ESCAPE TO A COSY SPA RETREATAND LET CALMING ESSENTIAL OILS TRICKLE DOWN YOUR BACK AND HERBS INVIGORATE YOUR TIRED MUSCLES. SIMPLY PUNE TAKES YOU TO THE CITY’S BEST SPAS AND WELLNESS CENTRES.
This ninth floor spa is refreshingly un- spa like with a minimalistic, yet stylish décor with tiny waterfalls adding a calming aural layer. The lighting is subtle like the lavender aroma wafting in the air inducing a deep state of relaxation even before the session beings. They have an indoor section too, but, our favourite is the terrace with treatment rooms that overlook a dense green cover. You’re spoilt for choice here with caviar facials, Moroccan Rassoul wraps and a volcanic ash treatment for skin purification.
Pevonia Botanica jars stand on the shelves holding lotions and creams that nourish the skin, tempting you to jump right into the therapy bed. We’d recommend the O Signature Therapy, two hours of absolute relaxation and pampering. The therapist starts with the Aromatic Salt Glow body scrub, delightfully aromatic with Ylang Ylang, tangerine and lavender. The body is gently polished and prepared for the next round— the aromatherapy cocoon. In this, essential oils soothe your senses as the therapist works on stress and fatigue while you drift into a soothing slumber. You are woken up only by the warm touch of the aromatic moor mud that is said to help alleviate fatigue with its vitamins, minerals and enzymes. INSIDER’S TIP Opt for a monthly package that entitles you to a fixed number of massages, salon treatments, complimentary use of steam and health club and 20 per cent discounts on extra spa treatments COST Rs 6500 onwards AT O Hotel Spa, North Main Road, Koregaon Park COST Treatments start from Rs 5000 onwards
An hour- long massage and my feet feel instantly alive. The smells of the oils and the ambience heightens the relaxation
SHOBHAA DE, Writer